About Membership Watch our Video to see why history is important

Your membership, at any and all levels, provides the Museum with support to continue its mission to provide a center for education, preservation and study of traditional Essex shipbuilding and the community that supported it.

Membership Benefits

  • Free access to the Museum
  • Members are admitted free to programs
  • Discount at store
  • Newsletter
  • Sail on the Lewis H. Story

Membership Categories

Senior, Individual (65+)  
Senior Couple (one member of couple 65 or over)  

Shipbuilders' Society

If you wish to provide support in addition to your membership, please consider becoming a member of the Shipbuilders' Society by generously contributing to the Museum at one of the following levels (each named for a significant Essex-built schooner):

$100 - $249 $   
Henry Ford  
$250 - $499 $   
$500 - $999 $   
Gertrude L. Thebaud  
$1,000 - $4,999 $   
Other donation amount